Posts Tagged‘The Netherlands’

My year in 12 photos

Another year is behind us! Well, I am quite satisfied with this one, so I hope that 2017 will be even better. I started my own business, bought an apartment and met some nice people who become a dear friends. I started to blog more, went on my first blogging conference in London, had first collaboration on it and finished a blogging course which helped me a lot in starting to think of my blog more seriously. And I traveled a lot! I went on some great trips in 2016! I can’t even decide which one I liked the most. So,…

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands (with 2016 Agenda)

Santa Claus sculpture on Christmas market in Maastricht

There is a common opinion that the Netherlands doesn’t have much to offer in terms of the Christmas markets. But, it’s so not true! There are many events organized during the December, with vintage Christmas markets that will transfer you back to the beginning of the 20th century or the ones located in castles or even underground caves. There are an ice skating fields in almost every city, with many Christmas concerts, Santa’s visits and a shopping opportunities for the nice Christmas presents. Since I am a bit crazy about Christmas markets myself, I did my research here and compiled a list…

Jewelry inspired by different sceneries

A few days ago I went to the launch of new Analogie Jewelry collection ‘A Piece of Earth’. Event was held at cozy MICA coffee bar in Haarlem which was very suitable venue for it. Its designer Nahla already had collections inspired by traveling and different cultures (you can see more about her story here). But, this one really stands out with its simplicity and amazing reflection of motifs in jewelry. Nahla found inspiration in five different locations; Ethiopia, China, Australia, Turkey and the North pole. She then looked for gems that are trully representing colors and shapes of its sceneries. It is…

Experience Amsterdam like a local with this six ideas

The down side of visiting big popular cities is that they are very often full of tourist traps. And it can easily happened that you are paying too much for the services, waiting for hours in a queues in front of the museums and ending up with completely wrong impression of the city. That’s why I made a list of six ideas that will help you to enjoy in Amsterdam like a local. #1 – Admire the canals on a private small boat One of the best ways to explore Amsterdam is by taking the canal cruise. And why not make…

A perfect weekend on Texel Island

Beach on Texel island

You know that feeling when you book your holiday in the last minute, don’t really know what to expect from it and than when you arrive there, it just blows your mind? Well, this exactly happened to me with Texel Island. I was reading about it before, saw some photos, but that was it. I definitely wasn’t expecting that the island has it all, a beautiful nature, interesting sights, great food and that it is so children friendly (and I can’t stress enough this one). How to get there Texel is easily reachable from Amsterdam by train. You should take…

Haarlem – The Complete City Guide

Haarlem view on the Nieuwe Gracht

When planning a one day trip outside the Amsterdam, Haarlem should be one of your first choices. This charming medieval city is situated only 15 minutes train ride from Amsterdam’s Central Station and will surprise you with its amazing history and beautiful architecture. Did you know? The New York city’s neighborhood Harlem was named after it In the 14th century it was a Dutch major city It was a historical residence of counts of Holland In 1620 it had around 100 breweries It has more museums per inhabitant than any other Dutch city Medieval center is still mainly intact Once…